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Physiotherapist needed in Sunshine Coast

 

Title: Physiotherapist needed in Sunshine Coast 

Role: Part Time / Full Time

Hours- 38 hour a week

Location- Sunshine Coast

About The Client:

They have a practice where they can provide allied health help to everyone and are part of a community. Their work includes private practice, community work and residential aged care for a variety of clients from disability care and NDIS, workplace injuries management, lymphoedema care, hand therapy, splinting, mental health, pressure management, driving assessments, musculoskeletal therapy, hydrotherapy (aquatic physiotherapy), functional capacity evaluation, rehabilitation, falls prevention, in-home care, worksite training and may more.

LOCATION:

Your location from which you will be working in Queensland and the Sunshine Coast.

HOURS and REMUNERATION: 

Permanent Full-time position – 38 hrs per week – M-F 8.30am – 4.40pm or permanent
part-time. Occasionally Saturday and public holiday work is required.

As a GUIDE (these are minimums, rates may be higher depending on qualifications, experience and what candidates bring to the position -if you feel you are worth more they are happy to discuss. They know remuneration is important, but so are guaranteed flexibility, hours and variety of work. They also offer many other rewards other than purely salary and happy to discuss these):

Overseas graduates requiring supervision $60,000 pa ($30.36 per hour) plus super
New graduates $70,000 ($35.42 per hour) plus super total remuneration $76650
Recent Graduates $79,040 ($40 per hour) plus super $86548.80
Senior PT $94,898 ($48.02) plus super $103913.31

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Physiotherapist will provide Physiotherapy services in private practice clinic as well as a community care and residential setting.Private practice PT work will include EPC, DVA, Workcover, NDIS and private clients with a particular focus on our ageing population and staff who work with ageing
clients. Particular areas of practice will include musculoskeletal physiotherapy,orthopaedicas, pre and post surgical care, basic hand therapy, disability care,neurological conditions, antenatal/postnatal, aquatic physiotherapy, rehabilitation,
injury management and prevention, aged care and some paediatrics.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA AND CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
A successful applicant must demonstrate an ability to perform or be able to competently and rapidly learn:


 Treating of private practice clients -EPC, Workcover, DVA, Insurance, NDIS, CHSP,
Private health and pensioners.
 Treating of community clients and home visits
 Delivery of complex pain management under the ACFI (Aged Care Funding Instrument) program (requires therapeutic massage and/or technical equipment such as electrotherapy).
 Falls reviews and prevention advice
 Staff education on relevant aspects of elderly care such as positioning post-CVA,
pressure area prevention, etc.
 Liaising with doctors, other therapy staff, nursing and care staff on aspects of care for clients
 Liaising with hospitals regarding residents who are entering the facility from hospital or returning to the facility following a hospitalization
 Conducting seating, sleeping and seating reviews of wheelchairs in conjunction with their employed Occupational Therapists.
 Clinical note taking
 Three monthly reviews of residential care clients in terms of mobility, pain, and function.
 Group exercise sessions
 Therapeutic exercise prescription
 Contracture management
 Community physiotherapy referrals
 Professional knowledge and experience in residential and community settings
 Assessments of residential care clients including musculoskeletal, pain, mobility, function.
 Initial assessment of clients including pain review, mobility review, balance testing and sensory testing.
 Equipment prescription and review in both residential care and in the community including mobility aids, braces and supports, pressure area prevention/management devices.
 Pressure area prevention and management
 Chest physiotherapy with residents on referral from treating doctor
 Falls reviews and education regarding prevention
 Assisting staff members with manual handling of residents including advice on problem solving and injury prevention
 Application of excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills
 Ability to work well within an allied health team as well as autonomously
 Ability to work effectively with clients/residents with impaired cognition/dementia
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Ability to work productively and positively with all internal and external staff and
clients
 Capacity to resolve conflicts with residents/staff
 Understanding of principles and practices relating to infection control, harassment, equal employment opportunities, and dealing with indigenous, aged and multicultural clients.
 Effective work with clients with impaired cognition/dementia
 Basic computer skills, use of Excel, Word Suite, Google shared drives for documents and emails.
 Assist the Principal Physiotherapist in undertaking research on the effectiveness of chronic pain interventions
 Have a passion for working with the elderly
 Experience required - New graduates are welcome to apply as are overseas PTs for junior roles. For more senior roles minimum 2 years experience. Private practice experience desirable but not essential.

Duties in this position description will be dependent on the level of supervision required by AHPRA for those therapists who have limited registration with supervision requirements.
The role will involve regular private practice training with the principal.

EDUCATIONAL, REGISTRATION AND INDEMNITY REQUIREMENTS:
 Tertiary qualifications in Physiotherapy as recognized by AHPRA
 Current registration with AHPRA
 Current and adequate professional indemnity insurance
 Current police check for working with the aged
 Current open driver’s license, ability to drive distances and access to a reliable car are essential.

Interested candidates can contact Pallvi 0434957091 for confidential chat or email pallvi(at)healthcarelink.com.au

 

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